October 15, 2012

The 15th law of power

 Law 15
Crush your Enemy Totally 
All great leaders since Moses have known that a feared enemy must be crushed completely.  (Sometimes they have learned this the hard way.)  If one ember is left alight, no matter how dimly it smolders, a fire will eventually break out.  More is lost through stopping halfway than through total annihilation:  The enemy will recover, and will seek revenge.  Crush him, not only in body but in spirit.

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See, it all makes perfect sense.  The Federal Labor Party crushed Kevin Rudd, who was one of their own, and the guy who defeated John Howard, thus bringing the ALP in from the wilderness.  Grateful?  Damned right they weren't!  Earlier this year they publicly made-out like rabid harpies,  in a last ditch effort to totally crush their enemy:  Kev Rudd.

And yes, getting back to things making perfect sense:  emboldened by the success of that effort, they're now trying the same tactic on the opposition leader.

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Meanwhile, maybe a wounded Abbott is consoling himself with the words of Ghandi:

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they attack you ... and then you win.

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